Chhattisgarh is the tenth-largest and sixteenth most populous state in India. Chhattisgarh, one of the power and steel generating states of India, was established on 1 November 2000. After the partition from Madhya Pradesh. Raipur is its capital and is bordered by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. This state is rich in nature wise and there are many Top Places to Visit in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh was mainly known as Dakshin Kosala which is mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Chhattisgarhi Devi temple has 36 pillars on the basis of which it derives its present name.
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Archaeological excavations conducted in different parts of the state show that the civilization of Chhattisgarh is ancient. There is no limit to natural beauty here.
It is rich in wildlife, forests, mountains, and waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls include Chitrakoot Falls, Tirathgarh Falls, Chitradhara Falls, Tamra Ghoomar Falls, Mandwa Falls, Kanger Dhara, Akuri Dhara, Gawar Ghat Falls, and Ramdaha Falls.
Temples and monuments with rich cultural heritage are also a part of tourism in Chhattisgarh. Some of these are still unknown, offering tourists a wonderful opportunity to discover the heart of India.
It is important to visit Mallhar, Ratanpur, Sirpur, and Surguja in terms of archaeological importance. Bastar is the best place for nature lovers. There are hot water springs and caves which attract tourists. Let’s know about the top places to visit in Chhattisgarh.
Kabirdham was earlier known as the Kawardha. District and is situated between Durg, Rajnandgaon, Raipur, and Bilaspur. It was once ruled by Nagvanshi kings.
Now the places to see in Kawardha are Bhoramdev Temple, Madwa Mahal, Radha Krishna Temple, Kawardha Mahal, Pushp Sarovar Lake, Saroda Reservoir, and Ujiyar Sagar. Kabirdham is a quiet and serene place loved by nature-lovers. The forests, mountains and religious sculptures spread around it make the surroundings picturesque.
Korea district is famous for its springs. The most famous of the waterfalls here is the Akuri Falls. Akuri is a part of Korea district. To reach Akuri, one has to first come to Baikunthpur by train or bus. Akuri Nala is near Bansipur village, 65 km from Baikunthpur.
During the summer season, tourists come from all over the country. Situated amidst beautiful hills and springs, this place is naturally very cold. There are also Gawar Ghat, Ramdaha and Amrit Dhara waterfalls around it.
The Laxman Temple is the first temple built in India with bricks. It is about 90 km from Raipur. It has intricate carvings and art depicts which make this temple more attractive. This temple, built of bricks, is built on a high platform and consists of three major parts. Called Garbha Griha (main house), Antara (Paisaj), and Mandapa (a Shelter).
Other religions are also beautifully designed in the temple. As Vatayana, Chitya Gowaksa, Bharwahakgana, Aja, Kirtimakh, and Cama Amalak. The carving of this temple resembles the temples of Khajuraho. This temple is stronger than other temples of Khajuraho. People come from far and wide to see the artifacts of this temple.
A unique place of tourism in the middle of Shivnath near Baitalpur, 39 km from Madku Island Bilaspur city. More importantly, it is a confluence of two religions and faith. The streams of Sadanira Shivnath begin flowing in the northeast. According to Vastu Shastra, this direction is considered the most sacred.
It is believed that the sage Mandook created the Mandukopanishad here. The place was named after him by the name of Manduk. Some excavated remains have been found here that resemble a series of 11th-century Kalchuri temples. A Christian fair is held here every year. Boating can also enjoy sunsets.
Many secrets of the past are hidden in the Singhanpur cave of Chhattisgarh. Anyone who tries to reach this treasure, believing the story of a treasure in the cave, has to lose his life. So far four people have died during the search for treasure in this cave.
The Place Gorghat is the best picnic spot in Korea district. Gorghat Falls is a part of the Hasdev River. The beautiful view here attracts tourists towards it. The distance from Koria to Gorghat is about 50 kilometers.
This underground cave located near Tirathgarh waterfall is about 38 km from Jagdalpur. Is located at a distance. It is a dark cave, descending 40 feet from the path of a narrow serpentine staircase.
Where you can see the tangible form of many works located on this amazing mystical cave with the help of path and light. A special type of fish is found in the water stream. Which are genetically blind.
Kanger Valley National Park
Kanger Valley National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Chhattisgarh, located near Jagdalpur. One can easily reach here by road from Jagdalpur. It derives its name from the Kangre River which flows from the southeast direction to the northwest direction.
Tribal tribes also live in this park. You can get a chance to meet them by strolling here. To come here, one has to come to Jagdalpur by train or bus. The distance from Jagdalpur here is only 30 km.
Tirathgarh Falls This 300 feet high waterfall is in fact located about 15 minutes from the entrance of the Udhan in Kangerhati National Park. Which is 35 km south of Jagdalpur.
This waterfall gets further divided into different falls. This place of partition presents a spectacular shade. Tirathgarh Falls are not as extensive as Chitrakoot Falls. But is only slightly smaller than that. Its stream flows from the middle of the hill at full speed where it falls between the rocks.
There is also a small temple. The remains of a thousand years old advanced Hindu civilization are scattered around this place. Tirathgarh is known as a beautiful picnic spot. The proper time to reach here is from July to October..